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    Now House Republicans Must Fight The Gang of 6’s Gangrene Plan

    Think of the Senate “Gang of 6″ Plan as the “Gangrene Plan.” It will slowly, but surely, rot away the nation. It was presented yesterday with a few claims:(1) It was not designed to play a role in the debt ceiling debate;(2) It was not meant to undercut the House Republicans’ “Cut, Cap, and Balance” plan; and,(3) It would not be a tax increase.The reality | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for July 20, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For July 20, 2011Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Now House Republicans Must Fight The Gang of 6?s Gangrene Plan2. The Fuzzy Math from Gang of Six3. The President’s Spending Cut Prediction was Only Off by 4,000 Billion Dollars.4. Destroying Rupert Murdoch5. Solving the NLRB Ambush Election and Card-Check Issues in One Fell Swoop6. PCCC/Reddit cofounder | Read More »

    Destroying Rupert Murdoch

    In 1998, a reporter at the Cincinnati Enquirer, Michael Gallagher, wrote an 18 page exposé on Chiquita Brands International and its corporate goings on in Central America. The report sourced phone calls leaked to the newspaper.In fact, Gallagher had illegally tapped into Chiquita’s phone system.In 2010, NBC’s parent company General Electric paid a $23.5 million settlement to the SEC on allegations that its subsidiaries bribed | Read More »

    Uniting to Oppose McConnell

    I have joined FreedomWorks, American Majority Action, Let Freedom Ring, and the Club For Growth in drafting a letter to Republicans in Congress opposing the McConnell Plan. Of particular note, considering who all is on board this letter, is this paragraph:We will refrain from backing any Member of Congress or candidate for federal office, or a leadership position in a Republican Caucus, who supports the McConnell—Reid—Pelosi “Cut, Run, and Hide” plan, to the extent that our various legal structures  and rules allow.I hope other | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for July 19, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For July 19, 2011Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.Friends, I’d set up a call center today to get you to call your Congressmen to support Cut, Cap, and Balance and also to oppose the McConnell Pontius Pilate Act, but the guys at Heritage Action for America are outdoing themselves. They stand with us in the fight | Read More »

    Palin Again.

    CNN did a brilliant job covering the launch of the Sarah Palin documentary, “The Undefeated.” As CNN notes, The film’s distributor, ARC Entertainment, said the film averaged $5,000 per screen Friday and Saturday night, with sold-out screenings at several locations. ARC Entertainment said in a statement “… with the strong initial showing, the film is going to a wider release footprint later this month.” In | Read More »

    If You Support Mitch McConnell, We Don’t Support You

    I am instituting a new policy here at RedState. In the future, as we support candidates for the U.S. Senate in Republican Primaries, we will not support any candidate who goes on the record supporting Mitch McConnell as Senate Republican Leader. That does not preclude them from voting for McConnell once they get there if there are no better options. But when looking to endorse | Read More »

    Republicans Who Support Mitch McConnell’s Plan Should Be Deeply Worried by a New CBS News Poll

    Republicans backing Mitch McConnell’s Pontius Pilate Act should be deeply, deeply worried by a new CBS News Poll. The poll shows the public is very unhappy with the way things are going in Washington. In fact, 51% of Republicans and 73% of Independents disapprove of the way the GOP is handling the debt ceiling. “But wait,” you say. “That must mean they want to go | Read More »

    Now We See It All. Mitch McConnell’s Pontius Pilate Act Is Cover for Tax Increases

    Well, well, well. As Monday’s news cycle gets into full gear, we’re starting to see exactly what Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi are cooking up for the American public — pretend spending cuts and very real tax increases. It is like the GOP learned nothing from No Child Left Behind. In NCLB, the GOP let liberals like Teddy Kennedy write the legislation and | Read More »

    In Which We Learn Reid Ribble Isn’t One Of Us

    The New York Times has an interesting profile of House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy — the man who will someday probably gut Eric Cantor’s naked ambitions. For all the talk about a Boehner v. Cantor rivalry, reporters should keep their eyes on the Cantor v. McCarthy relationship.In any event, there is this interesting nugget about McCarthy rewarding House Republicans who toe the party line, even | Read More »

    The Rise of the Third Party

    I have long criticized the calls of many disaffected conservatives for a third party and I maintain that position. The closest I have come to calling for a third party is to encourage tea party activists to take over the GOP from within.External third parties are not, in my mind, a solution to anything, but a great enabler of Democrats.Notwithstanding my opinion, I believe the | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for July 18, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For July 18, 2011Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. The Rise of the Third Party2. Why Is John Boehner Letting House Republicans Be Mitch McConnell’s Toy?3. The McConnell “deal” sells out conservative principles4. Why McConnell’s Plan Is Bad for America5. AFSCME: The Big Green Dog Behind Big Government & Higher Taxes6. Politifact’s Review of Josh Trevino: | Read More »

    Why Is John Boehner Letting House Republicans Be Mitch McConnell’s Toy?

    Here is what is going to happen unless House Republicans stage an immediate revolt against their own House leadership. Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi are going to win. They have managed to cut the legs out from under John Boehner and the House Republicans. In fact, the House Republicans have taken on all the appearances of Mitch McConnell’s basement gimp. I’m not sure | Read More »

    Dear House Republicans, This is Your “Time For Choosing”

    “From here on out, if you lose this fight, every time you balk at expanding government, social security checks will be withheld, medicare payments will be withheld, and in just a few short years, surgeries will be cancelled, vaccinations withheld, and hospitals shuttered.”Dear House Republicans,In the election of 2010, voters sent you to Washington to do two things: (1) End Obamacare and (2) pull us | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for July 15, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For July 15, 2011Go to www.RedStateMB.com to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Dear House Republicans, This is Your “Time For Choosing”   2. It Is As I Feared   3. The American People Are Fast Becoming More Furious   4. Palin.   5. The Amazon Tax fight isn’t over in California   6. The EPA Must Be Stopped, | Read More »